Independence Athletic News
September 20, 2020
Team Updates
Boys Golf

Remains undefeated in conference play with a win over Wickliffe. They have now recorded 9 straight dual wins.

On Thursday Senior Marky Tripodi was on honored at the Guys and Girls Senior Recognition Golf Scramble.

Upcoming Matches

JV will play in the CVC Tournament on Tuesday, Sept 22nd at 3:00 at Madison CC. Varsity travels to Shawnee to play Beachwood on Thursday, Sept 24th.

Tournament Schedule

They will play in their CVC Tournament on Monday, Sept 21st at Quail Hollow starting at 9:00.

They will play the OHSAA Sectional Tournament on Wednesday, September 30th at Pine Hills.
Girls Golf

The Varsity Girls Golf Team WON the CVC Conference Tournament! Morgan Pascarella, Allie Ksiazka and Reese Vilcheck earned 1st team honors. Molly McGreal and Hillary Esper earned 2nd team honors and Emma Konopa received Honorable Mention Honors.

On Thursday Seniors Morgan Pascarella, Allie Ksiazka and Reese Vilcheck were honored at the Guys and Girls Senior Recognition Golf Scramble.

Upcoming Matches

Varsity will play face Brecksville on Wednesday, Sept 23rd at Seneca at 4:00.

Tournament Schedule

They will play the OHSAA Sectional Tournament on Wednesday, September 30th at Punderson.
Volleyball

The Varsity team beat Wickliffe on Tuesday night to claim their 100th Straight Conference Victory! They also beat Beaumont in 3 sets before taking their first loss of the season against Mags in 4 sets.

Upcoming Games 
Volleyball travels to Lutheran West on Tuesday, Sept 22nd and then heads to St Joes for a game on Wednesday, Sept 23rd before coming home for game on Thursday against CuyHts. All JV contests start at 5:00 with varsity to follow.


Ticket information will be sent through coaches for away contests.
Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer is now 4-2. The team suffered a loss to Kirtland on Thursday and beat Berkshire on Saturday.

Upcoming Games
They will host Beachwood on Tuesday, Sept 22nd at 7:00 and travel to Streetsboro on Thursday, Sept 24th for a 7:00 game. They also play at home against Wellington on Saturday, Sept 26th at 1:00.


Ticket information will be sent through coaches for away contests.
Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer is now 5-1 on the season.

They beat North Olmsted on Monday.

Upcoming Games

This week girls will travel to Byer's Field to play Valley Forge on Monday, Sept 21 at 5:00. They host Beachwood on Thursday, Sept 24th at 7:00.


Ticket information will be sent through coaches for away contests.
Football

Football is 4-0 on the season with a win over Lutheran West on Friday night.

Upcoming Games
Friday, September 25th football will host Wickliffe at 7:00. This will be a CVC Game on the week and will be streamed on both


Ticket information will be sent through coaches for away contests.
Boys Cross County

Cross Country ran at the Billy Goat Challenge. The team finished 9th out of 18 teams.

Upcoming Races
Cross country will travel to Cardinal High School on September 26th
Girls Cross County

Cross Country ran at the Billy Goat Challenge. All 3 runners lowered their season best times.

Upcoming Races
Cross country will travel to Cardinal High School on September 26th
Cheerleading

Thanks to our Cheerleaders for making signs for all of our seniors and hanging them in the library windows and for making signs as our teams head to the playoffs.
IMS Cross Country

Middle school cross country has some down time until the Tuesday, September 22 home meet. Their last meet was Tuesday, September 8th.


Upcoming Races
Sept 22 - 4:30 HOME


Fall Team Photo Date: Oct. 1
IMS Football

In middle school football action this week the middle school team defeated Cuyahoga Heights 24th to 8 . Pacing the blue devils was quarterback Dominic Narduzzi. Brendan Vollman had several outstanding runs. Everan Masek performed extremely well on both the offensive and defensive line.
 
Upcoming Games
 
IMS Football will resume Sept. 29. \

Fall Team Photo Date: Oct. 1
IMS Volleyball
8th grade played great and beat Richmond Hts on Monday on two! The girls are really doing a great job with their new offense and communication. On our second match of the week was against Berkshire. Unfortunately we lost in 3. 

Upcoming Games 

Sept 21 - 4:30 & 5:30 HOME vs Wickliffe
 
Sept. 23 - 4:00 & 5:00 HOME vs Chagrin Falls
 
Sept. 24 - 4:00 & 5:00 AWAY vs Cuy. Heights
Ticket information will be sent out by the coaches when received by the coaches.

Fall Team Photo Date: Oct. 1
Cleveland.com Player of the Week
Eric Mitrisin is up for player of the week and NEEDS YOUR VOTE: The senior receiver hauled in five passes from Michael Tommer for 142 yards and a touchdown in the Blue Devils' 16-6 win Friday vs. Lutheran West. Mitrisin added six tackles, second to linebacker Adam Miklovic, at cornerback.

Chagrin Valley Conference Divisions - High School
Parents and fans will be able to purchase tickets online for athletics, performing arts, plays etc. at independencebluedevils.com. Independence Local Schools is excited to give their fans this convenient purchase option, where they will be able to either print-at-home or use mobile entry tickets for safe, no-touch redemption at the gate. Tickets purchased online can also be easily shared with family and friends via text! 
Steps to Purchase Tickets
  1. Go to the following website: independencebluedevils.com
  2. Click on "MORE" (located on the top banner)
  3. Click on BLUE DEVIL TICKETS in the top right
  4. Select the game you would like to attend
  5. Click on "Have a Passcode." The passcode will only work if your student is permitted to get a ticket.
  6. Your student's school ID number is your passcode. This can be found on progressbook (click on show student ID from the desktop view)
  7. Purchase your ticket(s)
  8. Ticket will be delivered via email
  9. The QR code in the email is your ticket. You can print it out, screenshot it or have the email open when you come to the game so that the ticket taker can scan the ticket. (Think Flashseats when you go to a Cav's Game)
  10. To transfer tickets send them your email or screenshot.
  11. Each QR code can only be scanned once
  12. Each QR code is good for 1 person to enter the event

*At some point in the process you may have to create an account to link to your preferred email account.

Please call the main office at 216-642-5860 on game day to see if any tickets remain for volleyball or soccer games. IF any tickets are available a code will be given to you so that you can purchase a ticket online.
Venue Information - Know Before You Go
Please sit or stand in the designated areas.

Tickets limits for all home FOOTBALL games will be 2 per participant (band, cheerleading and football). Visiting ticket limits will be determined by roster size.

Tickets limits for all home SOCCER games will be 4 per participant (home and away soccer players). There may some additional home side tickets available for each game. These tickets will be available online and may not be posted until game day.

Ticket priority will be given to parents.
No fans will be permitted to sit in the front rows or near aisles.

Tickets limits for all home IHS VOLLEYBALL games will be 4 per home player. Visiting ticket limits will be determined by roster size. There may some additional home side tickets available for each game. These tickets will be available online and may not be posted until game day.

Tickets limits for all home IMS VOLLEYBALL games will be 2 per home player. Visiting ticket limits will be determined by roster size.

Ticket priority will be given to parents.
Pay to Play

The pay to play fees for all middle school and high school athletes are as follows:
1 Sport = $65
Individual Max = $105
Family Max = $165
  • Fees are in the process of being loaded into your student's school fees if you have not already paid.
  • At this time we are only adding fees associated with fall sports.
  • Winter and spring fees will be added as needed.
  • If you have more than 2 students participating in fall sports the family max of $165 was added to your oldest child's fees.

Fall Sports Pictures - Meet Your IHS Teams

If you did not send in an order form or pay for your fall sports pictures online you can still go online and order pictures. This must be done by Monday afternoon to have shipping included in the order.

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Football
Varsity Cheerleading
JV Cheerleading
Varsity Girls Golf
JV Girls Golf
Boys Golf
Boys Cross Country
Girls Cross Country
Boys Soccer
Girls Soccer
Varsity Volleyball
JV Volleyball

#IWantASeason
Thanks to the Independence Community we are looking forward to playing school sports this fall!

Masks are required when you attend all sporting events.
Winter Sports Open Gyms and Open Mats
If you are interested in playing a winter sport open gyms/mats and conditioning are starting to take place. Fall athletes are NOT permitted to attend open gyms/mats or practices for winter sports until their season is complete and the fall coach releases them.

All open gyms/matts sessions must follow all of the required COVID-19 guidelines and protocols. Athletes must be healthy to attend. All athletes must bring their own water bottle. Athletes must wear masks into and out of all facilities and the mask must stay on unless actively exercising.

Boys Basketball - Open gyms will take place on the following Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:15 at the Fieldhouse: September 21, 23, 28, 20 October 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28. Please contact Coach Kyle Johnson for more information kjohnson@independence.k12.oh.us

Girls Basketball - Open gyms will take place on the following dates from 6:30-8:00 at the Main Gym: September 22, 23, 2 October 5, 6, 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22. Official season practices will begin on October 23rd. Please contact Coach Mike Marcinko for more information mmarcinko@cvccworks.edu 

Wrestling - Open Mats will begin this week. Please contact Coach Ken DeAngelis for more information at kdeangelis@independence.k12.oh.us so that he can set up small group sessions.

Swimming - No open swims at this time. Please contact Coach Cee Lusk for more information clusk@independence.k12.oh.us
OHSAA Physical Information
As a reminder all athletes must have a current physical on file. The OHSAA guidelines state that a physical is good for 13 months from the date the physical is signed by the doctor. This timeline is NOT going to be extended due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is the link to the required 2020-2021 physical form 
Athletic Booster Club Information

Yard Signs have ARRIVED! If your son or daughter did not pick them up during fall sports picture day please have them stop by Mrs. McGhee's office to pick up the sign and stake. Middle school yard signs will be sent to the middle school to be picked up in the main office.
Membership Drive
The booster club membership drive is taking place now. This year's membership is $50. This year's gift is an outstanding cooler that holds 20 cans plus ice. The easy opening top allows for quick access to the main compartment and the extra top storage compartment is perfect for dry snacks. The large gusseted front pocket is ideal for additional storage.

Athletic Training Information

Olivia Jackson returns to Independence High School as our Athletic Trainer for the year. She is nationally certified and Ohio licensed athletic trainer. Olivia is educated and skilled in the services of injury prevention, injury recognition and evaluation, and orthopedic rehabilitation. She will be available to evaluate and treat injured student-athletes, as well as provide injury prevention information. Should an injury occur that requires further medical attention, Olivia can assist in providing priority scheduling with one of our Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine physicians. She can be reached via email at ojackson@independence.k12.oh.us

All High School Athletes must complete the ImPACT baseline test. This year, we will have students take the ImPACT baseline testing at home, in order to minimize the use of shared spaces in the computer labs. The test should be completed by the individual student and no one else. The ImPACT test should be completed in a quiet area with no distractions. Cell phones should not be in the student's area while they are completing the test. It is very important for the student to read all of the attached instructions before beginning the test, as well as all of the instructions given throughout the test. The ImPACT test must be done using a desktop or laptop computer with a hand-held mouse attachment. If you do not have access to a desktop computer or laptop with a hand-held mouse, please contact Olivia via email.  

Live Streaming for Home Events

Independence High School and Middle School has partnered with the NFHS Network, and we've invested in new technology that will bring you every game from our High School Gym and Stadium LIVE.
Join the NFHS Network for full access to:
  • All Independence High School Gym and Stadium live and on-demand sports broadcasts
  • All other sporting events from around the Nation
Friends and family members who can’t make the game will never miss a play again! 
 
Here's how to watch:
2) Search for Independence High School, Independence, OH and go to our page
3) Subscribe and Follow

There will be a cost to watch regular season games:
$10.99 per month
$69.99 per year
Follow our Fall Teams on Twitter

Cheerleading: @cheer_ihs
Cross Country: @FieldIHS
Boys Golf: @IndyGolf2
Girls Golf: @IHSGirlsGolf20
Football: @GO_IHSFootball
Boys Soccer: @BlueDevilUnited
Girls Soccer: @IHSGirlsSoccer2
Athletics: @IndyBlueDevils
Booster Club: @Indy_Boosters
Annie McGhee
High School Athletic Director
amcghee@independence.k12.oh.us

Mike Gruber
Middle School Athletic Director
mgruber@independence.k12.oh.us

#IWantASeason
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